Step Your Game Up

Program Overview

The Step Your Game Up program strives to alter the academic trajectory of underperforming students in Boston and Lawrence public schools.

Students who are targeted for tardiness, absenteeism or failing grades enter into “contract” with the program. Once enrolled, participants are eligible for high-end Celtics prizes and experiences in exchange for improved academic performance.

The year culminates in a final event where students are treated to a Celtics party featuring VIP’s, gifts and more.

Program Video

The Step Your Game Up program strives to alter the academic trajectory of the lowest achieving students in Boston Public Schools.

Step Your Game Up Events

June 2, 2015 - Zeller, C’s Host Year-End Party for BPS Middle Schoolers
Tyler Zeller and members of the Celtics paired up with City Year Boston to host a year-end celebration for BPS middle school students who improved their overall academic standing.
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April 7, 2014 - Celtics Reward Students for Improved Achievement
On April 7, 2014,75 students who improved their academic trajectory were invited to a carnival with Boston Celtics VIPs to celebrate their accomplishment.
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June 5, 2013 - C's Host Step Your Game Up Final Party
More than 100 of the most improved youth from the 12 Boston Public Schools in the Step Your Game Up program were invited to attend a carnival-themed party at City Year Headquarters in early June.
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March 28, 2013 - Celtics Reward Middle Schoolers for Improving
Using the positive impact of the Boston Celtics, struggling middle school students across 11 inner-city Boston Public Middle and High Schools were challenged to “Step Their Game Up” and improve their grades and academic attendance rates in the classroom.
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